August 25, 1991 |
Retired Covina librarian Delores Grammatikas used to bring home the bacon--and just about anything else her patrons would see fit to use as bookmarks. "I think somebody was cooking breakfast," Grammatikas recalls, "and they needed a bookmark. I'm afraid that reading and eating have always gone together." Now 30 years after that discovery, Grammatikas spreads the contents of her vast bookmark collection-- sans bacon--on her living room carpet.
July 10, 2002 |
Independent and niche publishers are the real success stories of the contemporary American book trade. So it probably was only a matter of time before a new niche book review emerged. The "preview issue" of Bookmarks, based in San Mateo, began circulating this week. Its founders are two former software and technology company executives; its target is media-savvy Gen-Xers who haven't really read a book since college but are eager to reconnect with literature, though uncertain how to do it. Bookmarks--which bills itself as the journal "for everyone who hasn't read everything"--is a glossy, slightly fizzy bimonthly survey of classic and contemporary literature designed for readers who like their graphic interfaces glitzy and their information in strobe-like bites.
September 19, 2013 |
Apple's iOS 7 is a big change. It comes with a bright new look and a whole lot of major new features , but there are also several hidden features you might not have yet noticed or heard of. Here are our favorites. Focus photos using volume button In iOS 7, you can now take square-size pictures and add filters to your pictures, but did you know that you can now also press on the iPhone's volume down button to quickly focus the camera and take a picture? You can also hold down the volume buttons to quickly shoot a burst of photos.
December 16, 2003 |
W1ld.com Britain-based www.W1ld.com might as well be your nonstop ticket to shredderdom. Many other websites, including ESPN's www.EXPN.com, promise a catchall place for "extreme" sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking and wakeboarding. The trouble is that many of the sites are not reliable, and the slick www.EXPN.com is a little too ... synergistic with ESPN's X-Games. The "extreme" revolution may have been televised, but to me, if a gnarly act occurs and ESPN is not around, that's OK.
October 23, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - If you own a MacBook laptop or a Mac desktop computer, then Apple's decision to make OS X Mavericks available as a free download may have you itching to upgrade. What's not to like about free, right? And there are certainly some nice goodies that would make this a worthwhile update. There's a fresh, new look along with potentially longer battery life. And along with new features such as iBooks, some stalwarts like Safari, Maps and Calendar all get some snazzy improvements.
January 16, 1992
The "Design a Bookmark" program will continue through Saturday at Glendale Public Library branches. Children and adults are invited to create original bookmarks at the Central Library, Chevy Chase, Grandview and Montrose-Crescenta branch libraries, and through the Bookmobile. Materials are provided, and the finished bookmarks will be displayed. The Casa Verdugo Branch of the library, at 1151 N. Brand Blvd., will be closed for remodeling through Saturday.